Battle of Dobrich

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Battle of Dobrich
Part of Romanian Campaign (World War I)
Date 5 September 1916 - 7 September 1916
Location Dobrich, Bulgaria (at that time held by Romania) 43°34′0″N 27°50′0″E / 43.56667°N 27.83333°E / 43.56667; 27.83333
Result Bulgarian victory
Bulgaria Bulgaria Romania Romania
Russia Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Bulgaria Gen. Stefan Toshev
Bulgaria Gen. Ivan Kolev
Bulgaria Gen. Todor Kantardzhiev
Russian Empire Gen. Andrei Zayonchkovski
23 battalions,10 artillery batteries, 17 cavalry squadrons 46 battalions,17 artillery batteries,19 cavalry squadrons
Casualties and losses
1,053 killed
2,324 wounded[2]

The battle of Dobrich, also known as the battle of Bazargic or the Dobrich epopee (Bulgarian: Добричка епопея), took place between 5 and 7 September 1916 between the armies of Bulgaria and Romania, Serbia and the Russian Empire. Despite being outnumbered, the Bulgarian Third Army was victorious and took Southern Dobruja, pushing the Russian and Romanian forces further north and defeating them once again at the Lake Oltina - Kara Omer - Mangalia line.


  1. ^ | (Romanian)
  2. ^ Симеонов, Радослав, Величка Михайлова и Донка Василева. Добричката епопея. Историко-библиографски справочник, Добрич 2006, с. 181.


  • "Българската армия в Световната война 1915-1918",Том VIII;София 1939.